Lucie ROCHE, mezzo contralto

Originally from Marseilles, Lucie Roche studied singing at the city’s Conservatory before attending the CNIPAL (former postgraduate opera training centre).

Soon after, she started a career singing such French roles as Carmen (South Korea), Dulcinée from Don Quichotte, Nicklausse / La Muse from Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Saint-Etienne), The Mother, The Chinese Cup and The Dragonfly from L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Aix-en-Provence Festival, Angers and Nantes), Geneviève from Pélleas et Mélisande (Neuchâtel), Soeur Mathilde and Mère Jeanne from Dialogues des Carmélites (Bologna, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Marseilles), Madame Prune from Madame Chrysanthème (Marseilles). She took part in the re-creation of Les Amants Magnifiques by Molière / Lully on tour with the Concert Spirituel.

In the German repertoire, she sang Waltraute and Grimgerde from Die Walküre (Geneva, Marseilles), Dryade from Ariadne auf Naxos (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra National de Lorraine), a Flower-Maid from Parsifal (Nice), Die Erste Magd from Elektra (Marseille), Die Dritte Dame from Die Zauberflöte (Toulon and Marseilles), Klementia from Sancta Susanna by Hindemith (Forbidden Music Festival).

She was also heard as Olga from Evgeny Onegin (Rennes), Madame Flora from The Medium (Sédières Festival), Clarice from Love for Three Oranges (Dijon and Limoges), Alisa from Lucia di Lammermoor and Marie from Moïse et Pharaon (Marseilles) and took part in the scenic re-creation of L’Oristeo by Cavalli with Concerto Soave.

In the contemporary field, she sang The Mother for the world-premiere of The Monster in the Maze by Jonathan Dove at the Aix-en-Provence Festival conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, Miss Victoria for the creation of Colomba by Jean-Claude Petit in Marseilles conducted by Claire Gibault and Bertha of Évariste Galois by Fabien Barcelo with the Avignon Orchestra conducted by Quentin Hindley.

Concert-wise, she regularly sings the Knaben Wunderhorn by Mahler, L’Amour Sorcier by De Falla, Elijah by Mendelssohn, the Missa Solemnis by Beethoven, the Requiem by Duruflé, the Little Solemn Mass and the Stabat Mater by Rossini, the Requiem and the Coronation Mass by Mozart, the Gloria and Dixit Dominus by Vivaldi, the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, the Messiah and the Dixit Dominus by Haendel, The Seven Last Words of Christ by Haydn, La Vierge by Massenet, the Stabat Mater by Dvorak…

This season she sings Clarice from Love for Three Oranges by Prokoviev at Nancy, Requiem by Mozart at Fougères, she makes her début as Federica in Luisa Miller by Verdi at Angers, Rennes and Nantes, and as Madame de Croissy from Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc at Bordeaux…